Category: Sports

State Of Sport: Fifa’s Former Doctor Says Painkiller Use Risks Footballers’ Health.

State Of Sport: Fifa’s Former Doctor Says Painkiller Use Risks Footballers’ Health.

Elite footballers’ “abuse” of legal painkillers risks their health and could “potentially” have life-threatening implications, says Fifa’s former chief medical officer. About half of players competing at the past three World Cups routinely took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, claims Jiri Dvorak. He says it is still an “alarming trend” among players, including teenagers. “It [&hellip

Germany 1-0 England: ‘Defeat – But a Display Laced With Promise For England’.

Germany 1-0 England: ‘Defeat – But a Display Laced With Promise For England’.

Gareth Southgate’s first game as permanent England manager, following a four-game spell in interim charge, ended in defeat – but it was a loss with honour here in Germany. The 46-year-old is charged with shaping the new era that was meant to be Sam Allardyce’s province, but which ended after one World Cup qualifying win [&hellip

Fifa bans Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey for life for ‘match manipulation’.

Fifa bans Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey for life for ‘match manipulation’.

Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa for what it calls “match manipulation”. The ban results from a penalty he awarded to South Africa in a 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November. He penalised Kalidou Koulibaly for handball, but replays showed the ball hit his [&hellip

Manchester City charged by Football Association after draw with Liverpool.

Manchester City charged by Football Association after draw with Liverpool.

Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association with failing to “ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion” during Sunday’s game against Liverpool. It follows an incident “in or around the 50th minute” of the 1-1 draw, when referee Michael Oliver gave the Reds a penalty, penalising Gael Clichy for a raised [&hellip

Isles Duo Left Out In 24-Man Stars.

Isles Duo Left Out In 24-Man Stars.

The national team, Taifa Stars coach, Salum Mayanga has named a 26man squad to take part in upcoming friendly matches as part of preparations for the CHAN and AFCON qualifiers. In the new squad, Mayanga has left out players from Zanzibar, citing the possibility of the semi-autonomous Island attaining full membership to the Confederation of [&hellip

Manchester United Duo Wayne Rooney And Anthony Martial Out vs Chelsea.

Manchester United Duo Wayne Rooney And Anthony Martial Out vs Chelsea.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could be forced to field a strikerless side for their FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea after Wayne Rooney was injured in a training ground collision with Phil Jones. Rooney and Anthony Martial are unavailable for the FA Cup quarter-final due to injury and Marcus Rashford is said to be unwell. [&hellip

Yanga Upbeat Despite Home Draw.

Yanga Upbeat Despite Home Draw.

Mainland’s CAF Champions League envoys, Young Africans believe they will perform wonders in Zambia in their return leg match on March 18 after being held to 1-1 draw at home by Zanaco. The draw at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam means Young Africans face a Herculean task in the return leg against the [&hellip

Samatta Stars For Genk In Europa League.

Samatta Stars For Genk In Europa League.

Tanzanian international Mbwana Samatta’s double helped Genk to a 5-2 win in their all-Belgian Europa League tie at Gent on Thursday night. The national soccer team Taifa Stars striker was in prolific form, scoring a goal in each half as Genk recorded their biggest win in European club football competition. Samuel Kalu levelled for Gent [&hellip

Yanga Brag To Sweep Aside Zanaco.

Yanga Brag To Sweep Aside Zanaco.

Young Africans technical bench declared that they will go for an ‘all out war’, seeking hefty victory against Zambia’s Zanaco FC in their CAF Champion League first round, first leg encounter at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam tomorrow. A comfortable win at home is crucial for Yanga, since it will place them in [&hellip

Magufuli To Receive Queen’s Baton April 10.

Magufuli To Receive Queen’s Baton April 10.

President John Magufuli will receive the Queen’s Baton in Dar es Salaam on April 10, Tanzania Olympic Committee (TOC) confirmed yesterday. The committee’s Secretary General, Filbert Bayi (pictured) said yesterday that the baton is scheduled to arrive in the country on April 8 for a three-day tour. According to Bayi, the Queen’s baton relay in [&hellip